BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Morgaro Gomis (R) of Birmingham City competes with Ross Barkley of Everton during the pre season friendly between Birmingham City and Everton at St Andrews on July 30, 2011 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
So, the season is fast approaching and Everton are getting serious by playing Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen. Just one more game remains after this one before the season opener against Spurs on August 13th.
If you want to know a bit more about Bremen check out Sibi's preview here. Otherwise leave your comments on the game as it happens below. Kick-off is 18:30 UK time and coverage can be found on Everton TV and Eurosport -anyone who knows US based coverage please leave details below.
The headlines stemming from the Everton line-up is a starting spot for Ross Barkley, the player most fans are pinning their hopes on this season. Elsewhere there is also starts for Jan Mucha, Victor Anichebe and Tim Cahill.
Everton XI: Mucha, Hibbert, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Cahill, Osman, Barkley, Heitinga, Anichebe, Beckford
Everton subs v Bremen: Howard, Coleman, Neville, Vellios, Saha, Gueye, Bilyaletdinov